Thalia Navas, is the newly appointed Acting Second Bassoonist in the Baltimore Symphony. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Thalia has performed on numerous occasions with the National Arts Centre Orchestra as both a Mentorship Fellow in 2022 and a concerto soloist in 2019. Recent summer engagements include a fellowship at the Tanglewood Music Center and an invitation to the Hidden Valley Festival of Winds.
In 2020, Thalia was announced as a semifinalist in Montreal Symphony Orchestra's annual Competition. Her accolades include 1st Prize at the 2019 National Arts Centre Bursary Competition and Honorable Mention designation in the 2021 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Symposium. In 2019, Thalia toured internationally with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and took part in the New York String Orchestra Seminar directed by Jaime Loredo. In addition to performing with the Juilliard Orchestra, Thalia has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Little Orchestra Society. She has appeared under the baton of Alexander Shelley, Marin Alsop, Andries Nelsons, JoAnn Falletta, John Williams, David Robertson, Peter Oundjian, and Thomas Ades throughout North America.
Thalia recently earned her bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School where she was a student of Kim Laskowski. In her free time, she enjoys finding the best food in town, rock climbing, and spending time with her dog Enzo.